After months of printing and stamping them, the children in Sarah Everett's Printmaking class were ready to present several hundred colorful bandanas to the ANNA Shelter. The intention was that these bandanas, stamped with the Art House logo and the words Handmade with love by a student at the Inner City Neighborhood Art House, would be worn by each dog as it was adopted and left the shelter for its "Forever Home."
On April 4, Ruth Thompson, Director of the ANNA Shelter and several volunteers brought three very friendly young dogs to visit the children. Shown here are two of the children putting into practice the procedure that Ruth described for greeting an unfamiliar dog. She told them that when two humans meet for the first time, they shake hands. To shake hands with a new dog, offer your hand palm up and give the dog a little scratch under the chin. "They'll know you are friendly and won't harm them," she said. "After that, you can go ahead and pet them on the head."
The children had a wonderful time meeting and greeting their visitors. Those who had prepared them were happy to show off their beautiful bandanas and to have a picture taken of them with their visitors.